But let your “Yes” be “Yes”, and your “No”, “No”. — Matthew 5: 37
Our yes to the triune God incorporates both word and deed. This call of Jesus is related to our faith and our attitude toward Him—it is a call for a clear and unequivocal profession: yes to Christ and no to Satan.
God’s yes to us is firm and evident in:
- Jesus Christ,
- His promises, and in
- The gift of the Holy Spirit which we have received.
Our yes to God is a profession to Him. The yes that we have given once should also be followed by our second yes, namely the “yes of perseverance”.